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CBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
here after the obama administration is ready to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't bid on higher taxes. a poll shows nearly half of those ads say it's time to end talks cuts for the wealthy but keep it in place for americans earning $250,000 or less. 32% say the tax cuts should remain in place for everyone. during a broadcast interview yesterday timothy geithner was asked what if republican don't agree to raising taxes? >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. there's no prospect of an agreement that doesn't involve the tax -- remember, it's 207b8%. remember, all of those americans, too, get a tax cut into that framework on the first $250,000 of their income. >> that said the president and speaker john boehner discussed the budget by phone yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this game of fiscal chicken. susan, good morning to you. >> right. good morning, terrell. yeah, that phone call does raise the possibility that some serious talks could start soon, but now we learn that a lot of members of congress are
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
house to strike a deal to avert $500 billion in automatic defense cuts, the obama administration has finally allowed the pentagon to start planning how to implement them. the white house had steadfastly argued it was a waste of time to plan for cuts that might never happen. but with negotiations appearing to be stalled and doubtless to pressure them, the administration has cleared government departments to start preparing. the administration says the pentagon has little flexibility and that the budget control act calls for uniform cuts to every program, project or activity to total about $5 hundred billion. -- $500 billion. given the. has exempted military personnel, cuts of about 9% would hit programs, operations, civilians and benefits over the coming ten years. it's the abruptness and the thoughtlessness ever the cuts that make them problematic. the pentagon can cut more. it just needs more time and less mindless rules to do so. could sequestration still be avoided? yes, lawmakers could strike a deal at the last minute to keep it from happening or stop it shortly after it takes ef
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00am EST
the obama administration's goal of sending astronauts to an asteroid. >>> the first female submariners in the u.s. navy have earned their dolphin. the dolphin pins awarded wednesday signify a woman's status as fully qualified submarine officers. they underwent a year of training followed by a year at sea to reach the milestone. >>> what was planned as a birthday party for jazz legend dave brubeck is now becoming a memorial tribute. >> he died just one day shy ever his 92nd birthday. his passion reached so far, it influenced the causes of civil rights and the thawing of the cold war. >> reporter: dave brubeck was a jazz pioneer whose career spanned eight decades. a classically trained pianist and composer formed his first band in 1951. eight years later the album "time-out." made his name a household name. it included a composition his saxophonist paul desmond wrote. "take five" with its catchy rhythms and unusual beat became brubeck's signature. it was the first album to sell a million copies. >> rhythm is an international language. >> reporter: his quartet played for presi
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
not done enough to accomplish the obama administration's goal of sending astronauts to an astroid. a former nasa scientist says he's never seen the agency so utterly unfocused. >>> the holidays are finally here and one of the fixtures of the season happens tomorrow night. erica grow with a preview of the lighting of the national christmas tree. >> the first lady and tree will be where? >> reporter: the national park foundation is ready to give you a tree lighting ceremony you won't soon forget. the national tree is brand-new just planted in october and it's been prepped for tomorrow's spectacular display from top to bottom. >> we work on it all year long and now is crunch time. this is the 90th anniversary of the tree lighting. we'll have over 20,000 people here tomorrow night watching a live show. >> and the first lady of the united states of america. >> reporter: the stage is set for a spectacular live show which is going to be hosted by neil patrick harris from the cbs show how i met your mother. song writing legend james taylor and pop rock band the fray are just a couple of the
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
it. >> schieffer: let's talk about the more immediate things, and that is the next obama administration. one of the things that strikes me, and you brought it up in the green room a while ago, joe, we have not seen the administration nominate anybody. >> anybody. >> schieffer: to any office here. we're a month into-- after the election, and we've had all the controversy over susan rice, and who know where's tha that is? what's happening? what's going on here? >> well, the administration is, as it says, studying all its options. what it's trying to figure out a way if in fact it wants to make the susan rice fight which is visually going to be a difficult fight, and if it does, how hard will it fight and how far is it willing to push? there are those who argue, look, if you put cbs news rice in the national security council and i will put senator kennedy up-- >> kerry. >> senator kerry from the senate up to nominate for secretary of state. the problem with that is tom donnell and the existing national security adviser doesn't want to leave and has no intention of going. tha
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
wednesday it's too early to say how much relief money the obama administration will request. he pointed out the administration has already designated more than $2 billion. transportation secretary ray lahood announced 10 million more dollars for new jersey thursday. emily schmidt, washington. >> that just sounds like a drop in the bucket. >>> in case you missed it live, here's a holiday treat we've reheated for you, the lighting of the national christmas tree that took place earlier tonight down on the ellipse right outside the white house. >> four, three, two, one. [ cheering and applause ] >> the free is ball. the president and his family -- the tree is beautiful. the president and his family are beautiful. it's a beautiful night in washington d.c., isn't it? that's a colorado blue spruce that came this way from virginia. it was transplanted in october. >> this is our third tree in as many years. our long standing tree was lost in a storm and then its replacement didn't take hold. if just goes to show nobody's job is safe here in washington. >> you know, storms have left a lot of tree
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. >> worst-case scenarios are threatening to become reality. >> it's to the going to be a clean outcome. in the best of circumstances. now it will be chaotic and messy. >> the u.s. is helping to organize the opposition's military command and later this week is expected to officially recognize its political leadership. what impact that has on the outcome of the civil war remains to be seen. >> david martin, thank you. in egypt the concession offered late yesterday by president mohammed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group its tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next week en. in doing so they also said no to a form of compromise offered by president mohammed morsi who late last night rescinded a decree giving him unlite
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